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Image transfer -- camera will not stay linked to

When I try to transfer images to my computer, the camera will not stay 'linked'. the camera initially displays 'Busy' but then it shifts back into picture taking mode. I've never had problems before and I've tried two different cables. Any suggestinos?

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    perpetually May 29, 2010

    Not a fix for your problem, just a work around. Remove the memory card and install it into a memory card reader (cheap device) to get your pictures. This will also speed up the picture transfer process.

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Use a card reader instead of the camera.

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Introduction This document explains how to transfer images from the camera to a computer running Windows XP operating system by using a universal serial bus (USB) cable. Transferring the images Follow the steps below to transfer images from the camera to a Windows XP computer. Step one: Connect the camera to the computer
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